Drawing on new archival research, Robert Service's gripping new investigation of the final years of the Cold War - the first to give equal attention to the internal deliberations from both sides of the Iron Curtain - opens a window onto the dramatic years that would irrevocably alter the world's geopolitical landscape and the men at their fore.
"Behind the scenes look at a pivotal period of time"
This is the story of the great stampede of gold seekers to Alaska, written from the eyewitness viewpoint of the author. Not just a spectator, the author was among the first gold seekers who took part in the initial mining activities in the northland.
"Love and Ice"
During the Yukon Gold Rush, a jilted lover returns to settle his score.
The dismantling of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the spread of Perestroika throughout the former Soviet bloc was a sea change in world history. Here, acclaimed Russian historian Robert Service examines precisely how that change came about. Drawing on a vast and largely untapped range of sources, he builds a picture of the two men who spearheaded the breakthrough: Ronald Reagan, president of the United States; and Mikhail Gorbachev, last general secretary of the Soviet Union.
In 2001, a group of Portland, ME area theatrical professionals began creating a series of audio theatre programs: Nightmares on Congress Street, "classic horror stories to chill and thrill". These productions have all been broadcast on Maine's NPR station for the past few Halloween Eves.